Marcus Yam the creator of this article.. you really might want to look for a new day job. This article broke light last week and IS NOT TRUE. Funny your great reporting skills seem to have forgotten the right story and just went with the speculation that came first. This is the first time I have seen this site tomshardware, but based on there writers I will never be here again..
[citation][nom]fleeb[/nom]Uhmmm, this article is a little bit late.http://www.zdnet.com/blog/burnette [...] droid/2162and alsohttp://arstechnica.com/open-source [...] ng-gun.ars[/citation]
[citation][nom]alonk[/nom]Wow, this is terrible reporting if the article by Ars is closer to the truth. http://arstechnica.com/open-source [...] ng-gun.ars[/citation]
The Ars story is way more in depth and makes it appear that google can make this go away with a patch to delete the offending files with no damage to Froyo or Gingerbread. However it got there just sloppy from google, they may want some more QA testing with the code from now on.
[citation][nom]alikum[/nom]Well .... it's open source, is it not?[/citation]
Things are more complicated than that. Just because something is open source doesn't mean anyone can use any piece of it for any purpose, there are licenses and intellectual property agreements that go along with most open source software.